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incompatible

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.kəmˈpæt.ɪ.bl̩/ us    /-ˈpæt̬.ə-/
not able to exist or work with another person or thing because of basic differences: When we started living together we realized how incompatible we were - our interests were so different. Maintaining quality is incompatible with increasing output. Any new video system that is incompatible with existing ones has little chance of success.
incompatibility
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.kəmˌpæt.ɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˌpæt̬.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
An incompatibility problem prevents the two pieces of software from being used together.
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